By Rolynda Jonathan
The people of Guam are being encouraged to prepare and stay informed amid escalating threats from North Korea.
The Guam Department of Homeland Security reports that a missile test from North Korea is imminent, dosage however the U.S. military is confident that any missiles aimed at the U.S., illness its territories or allies will be intercepted.
Today, order Governor Eddie Calvo convened the Emergency Operations Center to ensure that the government, the military and private partners are fully prepared.
A conference call with Guam officials and key U.S. officials including the Secretary of State assures that anti-ballistic missile defense plans in the region is strong, reports the Pacific Daily News.
The Joint Information Center is working with the Guam media and utilizing social media to inform the people of Guam of the current status of the situation including new information.
Fact sheets are also being distributed to the community encouraging people to prepare themselves even though the threat level is not alarming.
In addition to the fact sheets, the Center is also testing the Emergency Alert System on all radio and TV starting on April 11. The Center is also encouraging people to contact their office on how to stay informed.
Meanwhile, in South Korea, North Korea warned foreigners on Tuesday to leave the country to avoid harm amid threats of a thermo-nuclear war.
“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war,” said North Korea’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, states a report from the Korean Central News Agency. “We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war,” said the statement.
The threat comes a day after North Korea closed its joint industrial zone and withdraw more than 50,000 North Korean employees as they halt access to the zone from South Korean workers.
The country has been threatening to attack the U.S., it’s territories and allies following a joint military exercise by the U.S. and South Korea last month.
The U.S. military has since announced plans to deploy a land-based ballistic missile defense system to defend Guam from possible attacks.
Source: Guam PDN